4 June 2008
A ROMAN GLASS CUP
CIRCA MID 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Amber in color, free-blown, the biconical body with a narrow wheel-cut groove below the rim and a wide wheel-cut groove centered on the body, the base slightly concave
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) high
with Herzer & Co., Munich, 1970s.
German Private Collection.
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For a similar example in the Ernesto Wolf collection see no. 16, p. 73 in Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Glass, 10 BCE-700 CE.
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